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05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/17/2019

posted by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  The campus of GMHS is certainly hopping this evening.  We have a dance recital rehearsal, the Prom March, and our very own 6-8 school dance (please be sure to pick up your child by 8:30 so I can get home to watch the Sox; and how about those Bruins?!) all taking place this evening.


The 6th Graders have finished their Economy Unit Project this week.  And I am happy to say that they made a profit! All of which will go to a charity of their choosing.  As many of you know who have been through this before, students had to pitch a product (via a business plan) to representatives at Meredith Village Savings Bank in order to secure a loan to produce their product.  There were quite a few interesting ones; for example, “The Surviving School Bus,” “Rainbow Stretch,” “Pipe Fidget,” and “Book Biters.”


As promised last week, the Chorale Concert last night was a huge success.  Kudos to Mrs. Sanborn and Mr. Warnick for preparing our talented singers. It truly was amazing!


Speaking of talent, the auditions for next month’s talent show (a perennial favorite here) will take place Monday and Tuesday after school next week.  The talent show is scheduled June 12 sometime in the afternoon.


Tuesday night is the PTA Poetry Contest winners’ readings.  This will take place at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30.


Next Friday evening has our Band and Choir performing at the Fisher Cats game in Manchester.


The 5th and 8th Graders should finish their Science State Testing on Monday.  This will be followed by the 6th and 7th Graders taking their Math State Testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will see the 5th and 8th Graders taking their math portion of the test. So far, we have been impressed with their efforts!


And thank you for being patient with me directing the traffic out on Alvah Wilson in the morning.  I think the new bus drop-off/route has been helpful (certainly safer). Just two friendly reminders:  One, you are not allowed to take a left hand turn out of the parking lot between 6:45-7:30 and 2:00-2:30.  Two, it is very helpful for me when you use your directional signals when you want to turn into the school.


Take care and have a nice weekend.


Peter


05/09/2019

posted May 10, 2019, 4:56 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  I hope you’re getting some rays this afternoon; they’ve been stingy this spring.  


After you soak up the sun, I hope you can join us tonight for the Monster Band Concert which begins at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.  The event features the band from grades 4-12 and also the 8th grade band from the Gilmanton School. Kudos to Ms. Auger, Mrs.Babcock, Mr. Warnick and Mrs. Beyrent for their work with our students.  And next week, Mrs. Sanborn will join them in celebrating the talents of our respective choirs.


Speaking of the Performing Arts, we will be hosting a major middle school event next year (May 9, 2020); the Northern District Music Festival.  This features more than 150 talented students from around the state playing and singing beautiful music.


Congratulations to our Special Education program (and the entire school district) for meeting the criteria/indicators to earn “determination” letters.  Put simply, we have met all of the requirements for special education, specifically the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. This has been the case since 2010!  Great work by our case managers and paraprofessionals!!


This week has been Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our much deserving staff we treated to a luncheon provided by our Volunteer Steering Committee headed by Gigi Johnson.  Later, our generous PTA will be giving our staff an ice cream buffet by Jordan’s Ice Cream. It brings me great pleasure for the community to show their appreciation for what our talented faculty/staff do each day here at GMS.


Reminder that next week, Grades 6 & 7 will do the Reading & Writing portions of the NHSAS test and Grades 5 & 8 will begin the Science portion of the assessment.


Next Friday, there is an Early Release as well as a dance here at the middle school for students in grades 6-8 (7:00-8:30).


Take care,


Peter

05/03/2019

posted May 6, 2019, 5:21 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  I hope that the bus drop-off routine is not a major pain for you.  It certainly makes it safer for everyone. We may find, however, that we’ll need to have you loop through the parking lot (like you do in the afternoon) in the morning to help alleviate congestion on Alvah Wilson.  It’s certainly a work-in-progress and I appreciate your patience/cooperation.


We begin our state testing next week (aka “NHSAS”).  I have asked my staff to go light on the homework and am asking you to help make sure that your kids are well-rested, well-fed and ready to go!  The testing dates look like this; but are subject to change:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday = Grades 5 & 8 Reading and Writing assessments

  • May 13-15 = Grades 6 & 7 Reading and Writing assessments

  • May 16 & 20 = Grades 5 & 8 Science assessment

  • May 21 & 22 = Grades 6 & 7 Math assessment

  • May 23 & 24 = Grades 5 & 8 Math assessment


Please remind your child to make sure that their Chromebook is charged and to bring in a charger.  We do have mice and headphones for them to use but they are most certainly allowed to use their own.  And they should (actually, must) leave their phone in their lockers but may bring a book to read in the event they finish early.


I have attached to this email information regarding out Summer Theatre Camp.  There are two camps this year, “Footloose” and “Technical Theatre.”)


We do still have a snowboard here leftover from our Winter Carnival back in March.  It is a “Factory Boarding-Waver.” If it is your child’s, please contact the main office.


This year’s PTA Poetry Contest winners were recently announced.  Those from the middle school gathering honors (and their poems) were:

  • Grade 5 = Rylan Paradis (Different)

  • Grade 6 = Hunter Bell (Reading)

  • Grade 7 = Abby Kenyon (Waiting in the Rain)

  • Grade 8 = Savannah Neumann (Drifted with the Wind)

  • Overall GMS Winner = 8th grader, Murphy Harris (Your Photo Gallery)

Winners are invited to read their poems at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30 on May 21st.  Congrats to all!!


This coming Thursday is our Monster Band Concert.  The wonderful, annual, event takes place at the high school at 7:00.  At the same start time on May 16, will be the, also equally wonderful, District Choral Concert.


The last PTA Clothing Sale of the year will run through next Friday.  To order your cool gear, follow this link!


Thank you and have a great weekend!

Peter



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 02, 2019:
summer-theatre-program-2019.pdf



04/18/2019

posted Apr 19, 2019, 5:41 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Notification from: Gilford Middle School

Good evening.  Just one more day before vacation!  I hope that some of you are doing something more fun than me; filling up a dumpster with household clutter.  It’s Spring cleaning time at the Sawyer house!


Several of our 8th graders worked with Mr. Meyers after school and during their lunches on their National History Day projects.  Those who participated (with their topic and category) were:

John Blandford (Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Documentary), Patrick Gandini (Iwo Jima/the Marines; Paper), Landon Lewis (Muhammad Ali; Paper), Maria Uicker (Marie Antoinette/French Revolution; Performance), Sydney Irons & Ally Kenyon (The Creation of the Atomic Bomb; Documentary), Savannah Neuman & Christine Pingol (Alice Paul; Performance).  


Many of these students competed last weekend up at Plymouth State University.  Those finishing in the top 2 automatically qualify for the national contest at the University of Maryland later in June.  Third place finalists are eligible for the contest as alternates. Savannah and Christine took third place in their category; Maria Uicker took second; and Patrick took first in the Paper category.  Congrats to all for their hard work!


Attached to this email is a flyer from Laconia High School’s HUOT Technical Center.  They are, once again, holding a summer camp for students currently in grades 7 & 8.  Also included in this email is registration for our Summer Math Academy.


We are already gearing up for our annual talent show.  Auditions will be taking place on May 20 and 21. Save the dates!


Please follow this link to the Josten’s website to order this year’s edition of our middle school yearbook.


Whatever you do this break, I hope you get in some quality family time.  Take care.


Peter






Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, May 18, 2019:
2019 Summer Math Academy Registration.pdf
huotsummer.pdf

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